Use of Force/Complaints Data (Santa Rosa Police Department)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Santa Rosa Police Department of Santa Rosa, CA.
Multi Request Use of Force/Complaints Data


From: Samuel Sinyangwe

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

1. The total number of police use of force incidents, by type of force used, between 2013-2017 (separated by year).
2. The total number of people that police used force against, between 2013-2017 (separated by year).
3. The total number of police use of force complaints reported between 2013-2017 (separated by year).
4. The total number of police use of force complaints sustained between 2013-2017 (separated by year).

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Samuel Sinyangwe

From: Santa Rosa Police Department

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965 Sonoma Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Tel. (707) 543-3550

From: Santa Rosa Police Department

Mr. Sinyangwe,

Attached please find a response to your below request for public records.

Our scanner is currently down so the links on the letter are not work. Here's the link to our webpage for the Use of Force Stats per your request #1:

This information is available in our annual report located on the front page of our webpage, with the UOF link at the bottom of page 5.

Thank you,

Carrie L. Behler
Administrative Secretary
Santa Rosa Police Department
965 Sonoma Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
(707) 543-3554